Butterkase, while not exactly rare in the cheese world, is certainly a bit niche. Originating in Germany in the early twentieth century and still popular in Germanic Europe, it’s perhaps no surprise that Butterkase finds ample demand among Southern Wisconsin’s predominantly Swiss, Nordic, and German population. This is a semi-soft, almost (but not quite) spreadable cheese that lives up to its name. Yes, it really tastes like butter, and it’s absolutely delicious. Perfect for sandwiches and a great nibbling cheese all by itself, this buttery treat is comfort food at its finest.
- United States Championship Cheese Contest: Best of Class, 2013